As you may be aware, NCAARC has its D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) repeater on the air and now we want to show and tell you more!
Jeff BISHOP, VE6EFR, will be providing a presentation at the monthly club meeting.
Location: Fire Station #3, 100 Giroux Road, St. Albert
Title: D-STAR Presentation – D-STAR Without all of the Technical Mumbo Jumbo
Jeff’s presentation will cover the following:
- What is D-STAR?
- What are some of the features that D-STAR brings to the shack?
- Call Sign Routing
- Digital voice on HF
- Simultaneous voice and data
- Every transmission sends your call sign & GPS location (if GPS equipped)
- What D-STAR repeaters do we have in the area?
- St. Albert – VE6JKB 444.25 MHz
- South Edmonton – VE6BHX 440.75 MHz
- Strathcona County – VE6KM 444.90 MHz, 145.47 MHz and 1287.50 MHz
- There aren’t any D-STAR repeaters in my area. Can I still get involved?
- How do I get on D-STAR?
- NW Digital Radio ThumbDV
- DV Dongle
- DVAP Dongle
- D-STAR ready mobile or handheld radio
- Can I use the radio I already have? If not, how much does it cost to get into D-STAR??
- Why should I spend the money on D-STAR if my $50 Baofeng does what I need it to do?
- The proof is in the pudding. Time to get on the air.
If you have a D-STAR radio, bring it to the meeting!
If you arrive and find the door locked please give a call out on VE6JKB if you have radio programmed or VE6LAW and we can send someone to open the door. Please do not use the yellow phone by the door as this will disrupt the staff working at the firehall.
This presentation is open to all that are interested in D-STAR whether a member of NCAARC or not.
Hope to see you there!